Greer Lodge: Gone But Not Forgotten
Greer, Arizona is one of these towns feeling the wrath of the fire. We were planning on taking a trip up there, rent one of the haunted cabins, and try our hand at looking for Bigfoot. The huge wildfires have swallowed up many acres of land but it was arson on May 10th that destroyed the Greer Lodge. The fire spread quickly throughout the structure and all that was left standing was the chimney. The lodge had 10 rooms, large lobby, and restaurant which are now completely destroyed. A couple of the cabins nearest the lodge suffered smoke damage.
In 1947, on the Little Colorado River, Leland B. Entrekin had the foundation for the Greer Lodge poured. By the fall of 1949, the lodge was complete with each log carefully placed. Originally the lodge had a kitchen, dining room, and two guest rooms on the first floor with two more guest rooms and a porch on the second floor. By 1950, a barn was added with a laundry and two additional places to sleep. In 1959, the first cabin was built and named the “Little Lodge”. Since then, the lodge had several different owners and about 50 cabins built around the main lodge. The owner of the Greer Lodge today says he will rebuild so his family has a legacy to be passed on.